Barry Van Dyke is the second son of legendary entertainer, Dick Van Dyke. He has one older brother, Christian Van Dyke, and two younger sisters, Stacy Van Dyke and Carrie Beth van Dyke. Barry's TV debut was as "Florian", a violin-toting nine-year-old in The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Talented Neighborhood. He worked behind the scenes on subsequent ventures of his father's, and has co-starred with him in three series, The Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder and Murder 101. Barry's other television work includes Galactica 1980, Airwolf, Gun Shy, Mr. Mom and The Redd Foxx Show, as well as numerous guest appearances. His films include Foxfire Light, Ants and Casino.
Barry met his wife, Mary, when they were both sixteen and he was working as a ticket-taker at a neighborhood movie theatre. Seven years later, they were married. They have four children, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke and Taryn Van Dyke. All four children have guest-starred with their Dad and Grandpa, in scripts written by Barry, on Diagnosis Murder. Barry is an avid motorcyclist with special enthusiasm for dirt bikes. He has participated in protest rides to preserve the rights of motorcyclists to fair use of public lands. He also loves to surf and once rescued a drowning person from the ocean off Baja.